How do you control the uncontrollable? You don't. When it comes to managing the playing conditions of a golf course, we have to adjust to the weather conditions.
We try to maximize the advantages of optimum & favorable weather conditions when they exist. We also implement agronomic practices and processes to minimize the effects that stressful & negative weather conditions have on the turfgrass plants. A significant amount of the art and science that we utilize in the maintaining premier golfing conditions revolves around the short and long term weather influences.
The chart below shows that the soil temperatres in mid-March are 20 to 30 degrees above normal for this time of year. This abnormality means that we are already implementing practices that we would normally do in May or early June.